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Foundations of Real Estate Management Course
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Foundations of Real Estate Management

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March 20 - April 17, 2019
(one class per week)

Foundations of Real Estate Management is a soup-to-nuts, 5-module, 28-hour entry-level course, covering the fundamentals of commercial real estate administration, management, building systems, accounting and reporting, contract management and more taught in person by a seasoned professional.

Houston BOMA's next Foundations of Real Estate Management course will be held March 20 - April 17, 2019. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for information on how to register!

Program Curriculum

Module 1: Real Estate Administration

  • Roles and responsibilities of a property manager
  • Adding value to a real estate investment
  • Strategies for tenant satisfaction
  • Contracting with vendors and suppliers and managing supplier agreements
  • Property characteristics and leasing and marketing strategies
  • Managing risk and understanding commercial insurance coverages
  • Property Tour: the property management office

Module 2: The Well-Versed Real Estate Manager
  • Developing effective emergency and disaster preparedness plans and programs
  • Managing tenant improvements
  • Budgeting, accounting, and business plan development
  • Models for recovering operating expenses
  • Due diligence process for buying and selling real estate
  • Understanding OSHA safety requirements
  • Understanding indoor air quality issues and EPA requirements
  • Property Tour: engineering office and non-office occupancies

Module 3: Building Operations I
  • How HVAC and plumbing systems work
  • How electricity flows through a building and the various levels of power
  • Work order
  • Property Tour: HVAC, domestic water, fire alarm, fire sprinkler, main electric room

Module 4: Building Operations II
  • Types and operations of fire alarm and control systems
  • Reactive vs. preventive vs. predictive maintenance of building facilities and systems
  • Elevator and escalator systems and operations
  • Roofing systems—built-up, modified bitumen, single-ply
  • Managing solid waste and recycling
  • Managing cleaning services and contracts
  • Property Tour: elevators/escalators, roof systems, solid waste/recycling, janitorial inspection

Module 5: Putting it All Together
  • Successful approaches to pest management
  • Types of parking structures and parking management
  • Assuring secure and safe buildings
  • Understanding and managing landscaping tasks and snow removal
  • Learn about BOMA and meet BOMA leaders
  • Learning assessment group exercise
  • Property Tour: parking, security, pest control, landscaping
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